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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
of millions. >> reporter: it was bill clinton with whom he would develop the closest bond. mandela, now president of south africa, visited the white house during the darkest days of the clinton presidency. he gave his friend a boost. >> our morality does not allow us to desert our friends. >> reporter: this friendship clinton treasures to this day. >> we just hit it off. i just adored him.ueriend. >> reporter: mandela, as an ex-president, met with george w. bush in 2005. but there was no love lost there. mandela was one of bush's harshest critics when it came to iraq. when we talked to bush about the ailing mandela earlier this year, there were no hard feelings. >> he promoted freedom. he was a really great leader. he was smart and capable. and made his mark. >> reporter: obama only met mandela once. ever so briefly as a junior senator. but his connection may be the most profound. it was mandela, he says, who awakened him to the wider world. inspiring him to political activism. >> he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by their hopes, not by their fears. >> reporter:
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Dec 8, 2013 4:00am PST
. bush and mrs. bush. former president jimmy carter. and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral on sunday. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner. today will be quiet. on tuesday, the gatheri ining l the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell. >> nelson mandela has a large and complicated family tree with over a dozen grandchildren. some of them opened up to reena ninan on a recent visit to south africa. she's here to tell us about it. >> reporter: 17 grandkids and three wives. everyone vying for his time and affection. there is one thing that he did from his prison cell that still brings his family comfort. set free after 27 years in prison -- >> his first steps into a new south africa. >> reporter: -- but some of his grandchildr
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
jimmy carter and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral next sunday. wednesday through friday, he will lie in state in the nation's legislative capital. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner in the dark days of apartheid. tomorrow will be quiet. on tuesday, the gathering like the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell to nelson mandela. bianna? >> a week of mourning, reflection, and celebration. our thanks to you. >>> nelson mandela has a large and complicated family tree with over a dozen grandchildren. some of them opened up to reena ninan in a rare interview in south africa and she's here to tell us about it. good morning, reena. >> reporter: good morning to you, bianna. that's right. 17 grandkids and 3 wives. everyone vying f
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Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
and mrs. bush. >>> another former president is remembering mandela today. president bill clinton, who talked with the anchor of this week, co-anchor of good morning america, george stephanopoulos. >> he once told me that he lived on hatred, when he went into prison. he said after 11 years he realized that they had taken about everything they could take from him except his mind and heart. he said, i realized that those are things you have to give away, and i decided not to give them away. >> mahatma gandhi, abe lincoln, george washington. he belongs in that group. >> he does. you know, in my lifetime, gandhi and mandela, in no small measure, because of their willingness to give up the comforts of ordinary life, they symbolize the world we'd all like to live in, if we could just be a little bigger, if we could be a little more like them. >> president clinton with george stephanopoulos, president clinton once asked mandela if he still hated his oppressors, mandela answered, no, they had me 27 years in prison, if i hated them when i walked out the door, they would still have me. >>> and n
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
and a coronation, all at the same time. >>> former president clinton was in office when nelson mandela took power. and their families became close. we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion. for whom abandoning bitterness was a way of life. >>> mandela's two youngest daughters were in london at the time of his death, attending a premiere of a new film about his life. >> they left immediately after getting the news. but they asked the film be played to the end. the audience was told that mandela had died as the closing credits rolled. prince william was one of those watching the film. >> sad and tragic news. we're reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. and my thoughts and prayers are with his family right now. >> british actor, idris elba, who played mandela in the film was also at the event. and he said, quote, we have lost one of the greatest human beings to have ever walked this earth. >>> still ahead, another big story we're watching closely. a severe blast of cold air. dangerous temperatures are gripping much of the country. we'll show you wh
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
president clinton and hillary clinton will travel to the tribute for nelson mandela. from south africa we hear from one of his friends who described those final visits with the man he revered. abc's byron pitts from outside mandela's home. >> reporter: nowhere has admiration for nelson mandela been stronger, expressed more passionately than a few feet from his doorstep outside his home where the beloved statesman took his last breath. >> by singing and dancing, it's a way of showing our appreciation. >> he represents this country. >> reporter: nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. tuesday, a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 95,000 people packed inside the stadium. wednesday through friday the former president will lay in state in pretoria, the nation's legislative capital. next sunday mandela will be laid to rest in the small village of his boyhood on the eastern cape. those closest to mandela say they will miss the simple things. >> you first met mandela when? >> 1948. and friends ever since. >> reporter: 85-year-old george bezos was one of mandela's clo
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Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
to travel them. the bushes have said they will. former president clinton and hillary clinton making the trip, as will former president jimmy carter, too. tonight, we learned queen elizabeth, who met mandela a number of times, has asked that her son prince charles attend in her place. and on this sunday in south africa, a day of prayer. and word from one of nelson mandela's daughters, during his final days. abc's byron pitts is there. >> reporter: this sunday was soaked in symbolism. the former township, once the epicenter of the anti-apartheid movement. grief and gratitude stretched across generations. he spoke for a nation. >> i'm here today, he fought for our freedom. if it wasn't for him, we wouldn't be here. we wouldn't be having all the things that we have. >> reporter: for nelson mandela's memorial service on tuesday, with world leaders from across the globe in attendance, it will be the largest security effort in south africa since the world cup in 2010. tonight, new details about the life he lived are emerging from those who knew him best. his oldest daughter spoke of mandela's final
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Dec 5, 2013 12:35am PST
,000, she was a keynote alongside hillary clinton. >> i want to give her another round of applause for doing a great job of anyone, a principal. >> her speech was electrifying. >> restoring hope and giving students the sense that anything is possible became my primary
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
a bumper left at the scene of a hit-and-run accident will lead to the driver on clinton park. the man is being treated at san francisco general hospital with head enskies. >> police in hayward investigating after a driver lit a child in a crosswalk. the accident happened at 8:00 this morning at the off-ramp from highway nato. these are pictures of the scene. the child had only minor injuries and the cause is not known. >> happening now, the weather is cooperating in idaho for crews to resume their search for missing bay area family. silicon valley executive dale smith's small plane disappeared in rigged terrain. he was taking four family members from or organize to montana. searchers picked up a weak emergency beacon but that has disappeared the sheriff said they using a grid pattern seven and every available resource to find the missing plane. happening now the bart board is meeting to talk about a number of key issues including a report card for bart miss. this is in the wake of the shooting near five years ago of oscar grant. bart announced an independent audit shows the department
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
clinton and george w. bush. careen travers reports. >> he will be remembered for the way he led his dignity. >> crowds gathered outside of the home where mandela passed away. there were tears and prayers. there is also singing and dancing. details have been announced about the service that's were honoring his life and legacy. >> we should work together to organize a befitting funeral for this outstanding son of the country. >> his body was moved to patoria. sunday will be a national day of prayer. the stadium has symbolic meaning where he made his last pubic alear yens. closing ceremonies of the of the world cup in >> idea every human being ought to be free and oppression can end. that is what nelson mandela taught us. >> nelson mandela will be buried next sunday. >> and you can watch a special edition on 2020. hosted by robin roberts. >> tune in for that. as sun sets tonight toughest part of a farmer's day is just beginning. >> we're good and ready. >> you can see that coming up, the fight against freeze. >> stormy weather disrupts flights and cancels thousands of flights. >> can y
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Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old is at a local home. he came back to the united statessen saturday was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell, and well fed, eating traditional korean food and said that is not my english when asked about the apology he read from negligent korea more than a week ago. when asked if he wrote travel ablood a
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
the years were in contact with him. president clinton sought counsel from him. >> on not only how to deal with his problems during impeachment. remember, you saw the clips earlier on. he was an example of so many leaders through tough times because they would think if nelson mandela can forgive, we can forgive. if he can reconcile, we can reconcile. tony blair points out this is what he symbolized, was not only reconciliation between races but between north and south, between africa and the rest of the world, between the rich and the poor. he could speak to everyone. >> we should remind everybody, he could be very much a scold when something happened he didn't like. he weighed in against public policy in america. >> he was quite disappointed in the way that a lot of other african leaders were dealing with their own countries and dealing with problems in their own countries. i think he grieved often for the people of south africa, that they could not do better after he left. >> that's right. thank you again, george. good to have you and robin with us at this hour tonight. >>> as you said,
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Dec 5, 2013 1:05am PST
conference for women, speaking to an audience of more than 6,000, she was a keynote alongside hillary clinton. >> i want to give her another round of applause for doing a great job of anyone, a principal. >> her speech was electrifying. >> restoring hope and giving students the sense that anything is possible became my primary responsibility. i reminded the students that hope did indeed reside? strawberry mansion high school. and most of all, everyday i told them, if nobody told you they loved you today, you remember, i do. >> bravo to principal wayman. and our thanks to diane sawyer. >>> to find out how can you help strawberry mansion, go to our website at zero across the entirety. quite co ♪ i love it! ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday is in effect for most parts of the bay area with possible from look from ours tonight. mou
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
president clinton tweeted irr . >> former president bush told abc news this great man will be missed but contributions will live on, forever. >> there was a mement of silence at the united nations security council today. the un president called mandela a giant for justice and a down to earth human inspiration. >> we've created a slide show of photos from his life if you want to take a look at it. go to our web site abc7 news.com. >> we'll have more coming up on the story. now to weather. a deep freeze brought coldest december 5th on record. one neighborhood we found ice on sidewalk asks cars. >> looks like mid west but it's right here, people had to use windshield scrapers to get ice off of the glass. louis send thus video. >> in the marina district, people bundled up with coats and scarfs, hats as well, as they braved cold. some went for a morning run >> workers were deicing the plane. same thing happened again. >> the cold snap isn't over yet. spencer christian is live ask sandhya patel is here now. >> we're still looking at record breaking morning this morning. clear skies and we'
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
obama, the first lady will aten, as will former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter. mandela will lie in state for three days in the capital. before he's finally laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village of qunu. alexsnú( marquardt, abc news, johannesburg. >> defense secretary chuck hagel is in pakistan this morning. the first pentagon chief to visit since early 2010. he meets with a powerful new general and will then hold talks with the prime minister. things have been some what better lately. >>> lawmakers are demanding answers after the pentagon ordered russian-made helicopters for afghan security forces. a study shows the russian helicopters were superior. documents obtained by the associated press show just the opposite. the report said the boeing chinoo can helicopter, american made, was the most effective over the long haul. >>> in california, friends and friends of paul walker remembered the late star. many of them brought flowers. a lot of fans drove their high-performance cars. he died last weekend in the fiery crash of a high-performance porsche. the
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
. bush ask his wife, laura and former secretary of state hillary clinton. this is is where he made his last public appearance one official said the world is coming to south africa. including pope francis, and vips will join 90,000 eager to pay respects to the man who healed a nation and changed history. security will be tight and thousands will be on duty. woman says she brought her daughters and granddaughters. >> we could have had a revolution. now we're all living happily together due to mandela. >> there will be a memorial service here in washington at national cathedral on wednesday vice president biden will deliver remarks. >> vice president biden honored nelson mandela's memory by signing a condolence book. wrote through his willingness to forgive he inspired us and challenged us to do better. three decades ago then senator biden travelled to south africa. the two men did meet in washington after the release in 19990. >> there will be a civic memorial in san francisco on wednesday. today mayor lee opened a book for the public to sign and ordered flags on city properties be known
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00am PST
if an early morning hit-and-run accident that left a man in critical condition. the victim was hit on clinton park while walking with a group of trends at 2:45 a.m. and treated as san francisco general hospital for head injuries. a bumper left at the scene could help determine the make and model of the car. >> if you are at a fast food vaunt if the bay area you could encounsel federal more workers outside than inside the restaurant. there is a one day nationwide protest over wages that is underway this morning on the east coast. katie marzullo is in the newsroom. >> this is the largestest in a year long if issue for better pay if fast food workers and underway if negotiation city. workers began the protest at 6:30 this morning and as the day rolls out the workers in 100 cities walk off the job or then rally. workers are asking for more money. a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour. right now the wage is $7.25 which is $15,000 a year for full time employee. some experts say it is not a living wage. >> you could not buy your food if you have a family of zero you could support yourself but if you
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
obama and former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter will attend a tuesday memorial service for nelson mandela in johannnesburg. this as family and friends remember the former leader of south africa. >> this represents the country. >> nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. on tuesday a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 905,000 people packed -- 95,000 people packed in the stadium. the former president will lie in state in the nation's legislative capitol. he will be laid to rest in the village of his boyhood. those closest to mandela say they will miss the simple things. he was one of mandela's closest friends and his lawyer. he remembers his friend's consideration even at the hospital this last few months. >> make sure you take a jacket and don't leave it behind. for a man who is critical about my jacket says something about this man. >> in the last several months of his life, a number of family's problems are public from what to do with his money to where he should be buried. but they have a united front and spoken with one voice. >>
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
. bush, bill clinton and billy carter will attend tuesday's massive memorial service in south africa for nelson mandela. this, as family and friends pay tribute to their national hero. here's abc news reporter byron pits. >> this represents the rainbow of this country. >> reporter: nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. tuesday a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 95,000 people packed inside the fnb stadium. wednesday through friday the former president will lie in state in the legislative capital. next sunday mandela will be laid to rest in the small village of his boyhood near the cape. those closest to mandela say they will miss the simple things. this 85-year-old is his closest friend and lawyer remembers his friend's consideration even at the hospital these last months. he said, george, make sure you take the jacket with you, don't leave it behind. for a man who was critical, to be concerned about my jacket says something about this man. in the last several months a number of family squabbles were made public, from what to do with his money to wher
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Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
obama will leave for africa tomorrow. they will join former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush at a national memorial service on tuesday. >>> back here in the bay area, people began signing a memorial book at skyline memorial park in san mateo county. you can sign the book until the end of the month. the cemetery plans to send it to mandela's family in south africa. another book of condolences will be available at san francisco city hall starting tomorrow. >>> thousands paid tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker at the site he died at the car crash. they added items to an already large memorial in los angeles. local car clubs organized the gathering via the social media. the sheriff estimated 5,000 people attended and some even cruised by the crash site in their own sports cars. you. >>> legal trouble for hiker aaron ralston who was portrayed in the movie "127 hours." he will answer domestic violence charges in a denver courtroom after being arrested last night. ralston cutoff his forearm with a pocket knife after getting pinned by a loose boulder. >
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush at a national memorial service on tuesday. >>> back here in the bay area, people began signing a memorial bo memorial book at skyline memorial park in san mateo county. you can sign the book until the end of the month. the cemetery plans to send it to mandela's family in south africa. another book of condolences will be available at san francisco city hall starting tomorrow. >>> thousands paid tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker at the site he died at the car crash. they added items to an already large memorial in los angeles. local car clubs organized the gathering via the social media. the sheriff estimated 5,000 people attended and some even cruised by the crash site in their own sports cars. you. >>> legal trouble for hiker aaron ralston who was portrayed in the movie "127 hours." he will answer domestic violence charges in a denver courtroom after being arrested last night. ralston cutoff his forearm with a pocket knife after getting pinned by a loose boulder. >>> an emergency medical team from stanford is back in the b
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
as will former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. then mandela will lie in state for three days at the capitol in pretoria before he is laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village of qunu next sunday. alexander marquardt, abc news, johannesburg. >>> the pentagon is under fire for bypassing dozens of manufacturers and buying helicopters from russia instead. choppers are sent to afghanistan security force. pentagon officials say the russian helicopters are superior. documents show the opposite. lawmakers first expressed outrage last april. >> with all of the tens of billions of dollars we put into afghanistan, this is a tough one to justify. >> we are trying to provide them as much capability as possible so they can, in fact, take responsibility for security. >> those a.p. documents show the american-made boeing chinook helicopter was the most cost effective choice over the long haul. >>> in jacksonville, florida, a small plane crashed killing all three people on board. the cessna went down in a pond in a secluded neighborhood. the pilot radioed moments before to s
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
. they will be attending tomorrow's national memorial service along with former presidents jimmy carter, bill clinton, and george w. bush. it will be held at the stadium where man tell made the final public appearance at the world cup in 2010. >> crowds continue to gather outside mandela's home after news of his death break. mandela would lie in state for three days in the capital before being laid to rest after a state funeral at his home village on sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condolences for nelson mandela's family is available starting today at san francisco city hall. a memorial book will be available, as well, at sky lawn memorial park in san mateo county and chapel of the chimes location in oakland and hair. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. detail until the end of the month. the locations will be online. >> and we are learning more about the bay area native held captive in north korea. the 85-year-old is spending time at home. this photo of him after hugging a neighbor. he was in a hotel and well fed with traditional korean food and he said it was not his englis
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
along with former presidents jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush. it will be held at the stall where delaware made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup. >> many have been gathering outside of his home in the meantime, and in johannesburg since word of his death broke, he will lie in state for three days before three is laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village next sunday. >> thousands pay tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker this weekend of the site where he died in a fiery car crash. fans and mourners added items to the large memorial north of los angeles. local car clubs organized the gathering by social media and the sheriff estimates 5,000 people showed up including "fast and furious" actor. maybe we can remember how great a guy three was and celebrate. >> good to see people coming together for the pull of thanking the friends and family. we pray for them. >> some mourners cruised past the site in their own sports calculate. >> a man suspected of killing another over a play station four is due in document miss believe 21-year-old ronnie
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Dec 5, 2013 11:35pm PST
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Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
on her talk show, her fond memories and the laughs they shared. >>> condolences from bill clinton to spike lee. social media lights up as the famous and not so famous share their thoughts. >>> the storm warnings across the middle of the nation as ice and snow, extreme arctic cold make for a miserable morning. it is friday, december 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> we begin with the death of a man who changed the world, former south african president nelson mandela passing away at the age of 95. >> there's mourning and respectful celebration at every corner of the globe as millions honor mandela's legacy. his fight for racial equality landed him in prison for nearly three decades. he emerged undeterred and unbroken. abc's alexander marquardt has more. >> reporter: south africa has entered a period of national mourning. profound sadness at the loss of a man many affectionately knew as tata madiba. his death was announced by jacob zuma, who called mandela south africa's greatest son. the celebration has been remarkable. p
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Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
who wanted to bring people together, unify. as you know president clinton was a personal hero of nelson mandela. and during the 1992-'93 campaign, he wanted to come for the inaugural after visiting the united states in the summer of 1990. and i was chosen as one of his staff people to help out with bringing him around to several of the inaugural balls. he was curious. he loved people. and although we were always concerned about his health, you know, we were tiring him out. he wanted to do more and more and more. it was a great honor to go to south africa to train some of the organizers who participated in the first election. >> i want to ask you about that. he was a pretty fierce political organizer, as well. we just saw the pictures of the millions and millions of people on the roads in south africa, waiting to vote. and you were there to help train those election workers. what did you learn from him? >> well, david jenkins, the then-new york city mayor, they sent a team of us over there. and mandela said i want you to find the people who are unlikely to participate because t
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